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How To Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20

Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20. For those of you who didn’t know, Bluefish is free and open-source software that provides numerous capabilities to the programmers for web development by supporting multiple languages such as Java, C/C++, Python, Go, and also a very large number of scripting languages.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Bluefish’s powerful editor on a Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Linux Mint 20 (Ulyana).
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Step 1. Before running the tutorial below, it’s important to make sure your system is up to date by running the following apt commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install software-properties-common

Step 2. Installing Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint 20.

Now we add the Bluefish editor’s repository to your system:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:klaus-vormweg/bluefish

Then, you need to update the system and install it using the following command below:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install bluefish

Step 3. Accessing Bluefish Editor on Linux Mint.

Once successfully installed, you can launch the Bluefish editor through the Mint menu by clicking on its icon.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Bluefish Editor. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the latest version of Bluefish powerful editor on the Linux Mint system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Bluefish Editor website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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